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New radio interview with Professor Thomas Brothers about his book, "Help!: The Beatles, Duke Ellington, and the Magic of Collaboration"

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Listen to Martin Bandyke's in-depth interview with Thomas Brothers. Help! The Beatles, Duke Ellington, and the Magic of Collaboration was released by W.W. Norton in October 2018. It argues compellingly that a cooperative dynamic was the primary reason for the success and longevity... Read More »
Scott Lee

Scott Lee (Ph.D. composition, 2018) appointed Assistant Professor of Composition at the University of Florida (UF)

Friday, March 1, 2019
In addition to preparing for his new faculty position, Lee is currently working on a commission from the Tanglewood Music Festival for brass ensemble, to be premiered this summer at the Festival. He has also been commissioned by the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO) for an... Read More »
"Beethoven's Cello"

R. Larry Todd's "Beethoven’s Cello" awarded the 2018 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
R. Larry Todd co-authored Beethoven’s Cello: Five Revolutionary Sonatas and Their World with Marc Moskovitz. The book, published by Boydell & Brewer, discusses the cultural and historical contexts of Beethoven's cello sonatas. It is the first English-language book to examine... Read More »
R. Larry Todd

New video: R. Larry Todd performs Mendelssohn's Fantasy in F-sharp minor, Op. 28

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
R. Larry Todd is Arts & Sciences Professor and a leading Mendelssohn scholar. His books include Mendelssohn: A Life in Music, described as “likely to be the standard biography for a long time to come” (New York Review of Books), and Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn, which received the... Read More »
Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden

Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden (Ph.D. musicology, 2015) wins Music & Letters 100th Anniversary Competition

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Music & Letters was first published in January 1920. With the journal's 100th anniversary approaching, Music & Letters conducted a prize competition during 2018 to find the best original articles in musicology. Geoffroy-Schwinden's "Music as Feminine Capital..." and... Read More »
Lily Hirsch's Landau book

Lily Hirsch's (Ph.D. musicology, 2006) new book "Anneliese Landau's Life in Music: Nazi Germany to Émigré California"

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Adapted from the publisher's webpage. A detailed and moving account of the life of Anneliese Landau, who earned a PhD in musicology in 1930 and lectured on early German radio, breaking new ground in a developing medium. After the Nazis forced the firing of all Jews in broadcasting... Read More »
Susan Fancher

Susan Fancher and the Duke Student Saxophone Quartet will perform at the North American Saxophone Alliance region 7 conference

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Fancher's performance will take place on March 9 at Western Carolina University, with the WCU Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Margi Underwood.   The Duke student saxophone quartet DUSQ, coached by Fancher, was also accepted to perform Ex Machina by Marc Mellits at the... Read More »
Liz Crisenbery

Musicology Ph.D. candidate Liz Crisenbery has been selected a National Humanities Without Walls (HWW) Pre-Doctoral Fellow.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the HWW consists of humanities centers at 15 research universities in the Midwest and beyond. It aims to create new avenues for collaborative research, teaching, and scholarship in the humanities, particularly in areas of inquiry that require cross-... Read More »
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Graduate composers Brooks Frederickson and Amin Sharifi release new CDs

Thursday, December 20, 2018
Composer Brooks Frederickson’s debut album Small Works (New Amsterdam Records) is a snapshot of the community of collaborators Brooks lived and worked with in Brooklyn. The community includes some of the leading contemporary music interpreters of today: Ashley Bathgate (Bang on a Can All Stars... Read More »
Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant leading the Fu Jen Catholic University Symphony Orchestra

Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, director of the Duke Wind Symphony and Durham Medical Orchestra, guest conducts in Taiwan

Thursday, December 20, 2018
During her whirlwind, 5 day trip, she rehearsed and conducted Stravinksy’s 1919 Firebird with the Fu Jen Catholic University Symphony Orchestra (photo at right) and Thunder and Lightning with the NCKU (National Cheng Kung University) Symphony Orchestra. In addition,... Read More »

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